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Ice disc South Thompson River 2020

A large, slowly spinning disc of ice appeared in the South Thompson River near Kamloops, B.C. this week, attracting attention from locals and scientists. (Photo: Ivan Petrov)

Photo: Ivan Petrov
The 40-metre-wide disc formed from a perfect combination of weather and fluid dynamics 

A superior mirage near Airdrie, Alta. on Jan. 19, 2020. (Photo: Chris Ratzlaff)

Photo: Chris Ratzlaff
Stormchaser Chris Ratzlaff captured a rare optical phenomenon as temperatures in southern Alberta warmed up over the weekend 
British Columbia professor uses drone technology in Svalbard

Eric Saczuk shows the drone that Sunniva Sorby and Hilde Fålun Strøm will be using to record data about surface air temperatures as part of the Hearts in the Ice project in Svalbard. (Photo: Tanya Kirnishni/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Tanya Kirnishni/Canadian Geographic
Drones are providing new ways of tracking wildlife and mapping changes in the Arctic
Adrian Sutherland

The music video for Adrian Sutherland’s debut single “Politician Man” features images of a map from the Canadian Geographic Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada. (Photo: David McDonald)

Photo: David McDonald
Sutherland hopes to inspire more Canadians to consider issues of reconciliation with debut single, “Politician Man’”
Gibraltar Macaque

One of the famed macaques of Gibraltar, the only monkey in Europe and subject of a new academic book by two Canadian researchers. (Photo courtesy University of Toronto)

(Photo courtesy University of Toronto)
Canadian researchers share curious insights into the history of the only monkey found in Europe
Christmas presents with brown paper wrapping

Instead of traditional wrapping paper, which is often not recyclable, cover your Christmas presents in brown paper and jazz them up with handmade and reusable decorations. (Photo by Mel Poole on Unsplash)

Photo by Mel Poole on Unsplash
Wrapping paper, packaging, plastic plates and cutlery — it all adds up. Here are some easy ways to avoid a nightmare around Christmas. 
Best Canadian Geographic maps 2019
Cartographic highlights from Canadian Geographic’s 2019 issues
Puvirnituq mountain draba

These slopes in Nunavik covered with orange gravel, left, are the only known habitat of the Puvirnituq mountain draba, right, a tiny mustard plant that was discovered less than a decade ago. Because of its limited range, the plant has been assessed by COSEWIC as being of Special Concern. (Photos: Benoît Tremblay)

Photos: Benoît Tremblay
Nearly half of the wildlife species assessed at the most recent meeting of the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada are small and obscure, with limited ranges. Here’s why they matter.
Array of single-use plastics arranged by colour

Plastic toothbrushes and tampon applicators are a major source of single-use plastic waste, but affordable alternatives to these and other everyday household items are available. (Photo by Jasmin Sessler on Unsplash)

Photo by Jasmin Sessler on Unsplash
Want to cut down on household plastic waste? Start with these alternatives to everyday items in your kitchen and bathroom.
plastic waste reduction map

A map of spots around the world making positive change to reduce plastic waste. (Map: Chris Brackley/Can Geo)

plastic waste reduction map
Showcasing developments and policy changes related to plastic reduction around the world 
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